Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions

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Many communities are already vulnerable to extreme events, and many of these vulnerabilities will increase with climate change. Identifying and better understanding critical thresholds for extreme events is key to developing effective community responses to climate change. In this project, researchers will test a methodology for using a participatory process to define critical thresholds for extreme events and use these thresholds to customize climate projections to community-­‐specific needs. This project brings together Adaptation International, CLIMAS and SCIPP, two of NOAA’s RISA programs, ATMOS Research, and ISET International to address this critical need.